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Selecting Notes

The primary interface to creating, viewing and editing notes is via the Note Selector window. This is accessable from a variety of places, typically including anywhere a contig or reading name (or line in a graphical plot) is displayed, and by using the "Edit Notebooks" command in the main Gap4 Edit menu.


The Note Selector initially starts up showing the database notes, unless selected from a specific contig or reading plot. The picture above shows three notes attached to the main Gap4 database record. These are of type OPEN and RAWD, both of which have a specific meaning to Gap4, and type COMM.

To see a list of notes for readings or contigs use the View menu. Selecting Reading Notes or Contig Notes will firstly ask you for a reading or contig identifier. Typing one in will and pressing return will then list the notes for that reading or contig. To speed up selection it is possible to use the right mouse button on the contig selector window and in the contig rulers at the bottom of many plots (such as the template display) to select the "List Notes" option. This will start the note selector if it is not already running, and will direct it to display notes for the desired contig. Similarly using the right mouse button to popup a menu from a reading in the Template Display or from a reading name in the Contig Editor also shows a "List Notes" option.

To edit a note, simply double click anywhere in the note selector on the line for that note.

To delete a note, single click on note line to highlight it and then select "Delete" from the note selector Edit menu. If you wish to delete several notes at once, firstly highlight a range by left clicking and dragging the mouse to mark a region of notes, and then use Delete again. Alternatively notes may be deleted by double clicking to bring up the note editor and selecting delete from the note editor File menu.

To create a new note use the "New" command from the Edit menu. The note will be added to whatever data type is currently shown. So if you wish to create a note for a particular contig, select that contig using the Contig Notes option in the View menu, and then use New to create a new note. Newly created notes will have type COMM. This is simply textual comments of any format you desire.

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This page is maintained by James Bonfield. Last generated on 2 Febuary 1999.